Spectator Wine Club

Wine ClubWe make an offer every two weeks – a big one once a month, and a smaller 'mini-bar' in the fortnights in between. These are not cheap supermarket wines, and neither are they the expensive French classics which only the wealthy can afford. But they are all wonderful value: fine wines at good prices, often discounted, with free delivery right to your doorstep. Many of our wines are just as delicious as the more famous highly priced names, and they are all made with care, love and pride – none of your mass produced rubbish here. Our merchants have a close relationship with our readers, and are always ready for a chat about your selection. And they'll happily change or refund anything that disappoints – which almost never happens!

Wine Club

Spectator Wine

19 April 2014

For many years, Languedoc-Roussillon was a byword for lousy wine. The region was infamous for producing vast amounts of grim fare which appealed to nobody except the French army who… Read more

Spectator Wine Vaults

5 April 2014

A really tasty selection from The Wine Company this week at very generously discounted prices. There is a theme of sorts: I wonder if you can spot it. Made exclusively… Read more

March Wine Club – Berry Bros. & Rudd

22 March 2014

When I worked at Berry Bros & Rudd 20 years ago, I had a wonderfully eccentric customer who liked to ring up during bathtime. He was a confirmed claret lover… Read more

March Wine Club – FromVineyardsDirect

8 March 2014

What I most admire about FromVineyardsDirect (apart from the quality and quirkiness of their wines and the ease of ordering) is the brevity of their list. There’s no messing about… Read more

Greywacke Wine Offer

20 February 2014

He might have been born in the UK and he might carry an Australian passport, but Kevin Judd of Greywacke (pron: grey-wacky) is a Kiwi through and through. Nobody grasps… Read more

February Wine Vaults

13 February 2014

We’re planning to go seriously upmarket with our briefer offers this year, with each merchant tasked to rootle out exceptional wines that you cannot find elsewhere. This first offer is a… Read more

February Wine Club

30 January 2014

Corney & Barrow have really pulled out the stops on this one. They presented a couple of dozen wines for me to taste and so delicious were they that it… Read more

January Wine Club

16 January 2014

I’m honoured — and nervous — to be following in Simon Hoggart’s colossal footsteps in these pages. Simon, God rest his soul, was not just one of our greatest political… Read more

Christmas Mixed Case

12 December 2013

This is our positively final offer of the year, and the famed old St James merchants, Berry Bros. & Rudd, have come up with a stunning mixed case which would… Read more

December Wine Club

5 December 2013

A good wine, as I say in my book Life’s Too Short To Drink Bad Wine (now in a new, revised, nifty-looking edition) is a wine you like drinking. Which… Read more

November Mini-Bar

21 November 2013

Graham Mitchell, who calls himself the Wine Explorer, comes from one of England’s leading wine families. His great-grandfather had a watering hole in Fleet Street, and wanted to be Lord… Read more

November Wine Club

7 November 2013

As a highly trained economist I know the rule: you can tell how fast a recession is lifting by the start of Christmas. This year it began three months early,… Read more